Photo: Unopened lilac blooms

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Lilacs are one of my favorite flowers, and I always look forward to their springtime scent. I've noticed a few blossoms around New York in the past week.

Common lilac (Syringa vulgaris) originated in the Balkan Peninsula, but is widely cultivated throughout Europe and North America, where they were introduced in the eighteenth century.

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